Monthly Archives: September 2014

Baked Salmon with Garlic and Dijon

Salmon with garlic and dijonI made this for dinner tonight. Really trying to bring more fish into our diet. I was in a hurry so this was a really quick dinner to make. I prefer to put my salmon in packets of foil to cook. I have less chance of over-cooking this way. It was delicious!

Baked salmon recipe

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How trendy is Yoga?

YogaWho would have thought that in grade 11 when I was forced to take yoga in PE class (only the girls had to do yoga) and I thought it was horrendous, that now I would actually really enjoy it!  Like meditation, there are a lot of different videos to practice yoga at home. But find one that you like and feel comfortable doing.

Or sign up for a local yoga class.

Watch a beginner’s yoga session

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“The Book of Negroes” by Lawrence Hill

Book of NegroesThere are so many great things about this book. It is a fascinating history, especially the Canadian role in the issues of that era. It is written by a Canadian (who also happens to be the brother of Dan Hill of “Sometimes When We Touch” fame).

Lawrence Hill had to actually change the name of the book in the United States, Australia and New Zealand as the title was too controversial. So in those countries it is known as Someone Knows My Name. It has won a number of awards and recognitions.

I learned a lot from the book (and I shed a lot of tears too). Published in 2007.

Buy this book at your local bookstore.

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Day 7 – Netflix is the ultimate procrastination tool

house of cardsI discovered Netflix this year. Or more importantly, I discovered the mini-series on Netflix! What started off as a little Homeland turned in to House of Cards and then Suits and then Mad Men and then… Think my crowning glory was The Killing in which I managed to watch all four seasons in less than three days.

So have you fallen culprit to a mini-series yet? Have you done the terrible “just one more episode” at 2:00 am? Come on, you can admit it!

The funny thing about watching all these shows, you would think it would bring at least my husband and I closer together. I mean, what a great way to sit and enjoy time together. But nope, we can’t even do that. Because I watch every single minute. If he doesn’t like a plot line or a character, he fast forwards it so he can finish before me. He’s so competitive!

I guess while I’m working on my 365 day habits, I probably should not add this to my list of good habits. But must say, escaping in to the world of Carrie, Holder, Harvey and Francis is some days is just what the doctor ordered.

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The lip sync battle

Jimmy FallonJimmy Fallon loves music and laughter I think even more than me. So this one is lots of fun with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Stephen Merchant.

Watch the video!

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Meditation is exercise too!

meditationAll my exercising isn’t going to be physical. Can’t do that every single day. So on some days it will be just the process of taking 15 minutes for myself. And that is what I feel like when I meditate. That I am rewarding myself with time for just me. I am terrible at meditating. I did the Oprah and Deepak Chopra 21 day challenge this summer (which I highly recommend) and even after 21 days I still find my mind wandering (or a few times falling asleep). But that is okay. It’s still time I figure I made for myself. I will get better. Takes years of practice. Now if I could only invent a way to write down all my brilliant thoughts while I’m meditating!!

There are lots of meditations on YouTube. I have to find a voice that I like in order to follow the meditation, so search for one you like.  I prefer Deepak Chopra’s voice.

Meditation with Deepak Chopra

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